Dr. Upul Ariyaratne


Age: 39

Summary: Sri Lankan veterinarian and staff member of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka who was among one of more than thousands of people reported missing and presumed dead in the devastating South Asian Tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean and killed over 2,300+ people during the tidal wave while he was on a holiday along with his wife Dr. Ramani Hemamali Priyankarage and the couple's two young children at a beachfront resort near a south-western coastal town in Sri Lanka.

Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami

Born: 1965

Died: December 26, 2004

Balapitiya, Sri Lanka